Kartik Vijay Thyagarajan

Kartik Vijay Thyagarajan was born in Mumbai, India. He graduated from The Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, with a major in Graphic & Advertising Design. After three years in advertising as an Art Director, he joined The Los Angeles Film School, Hollywood, to pursue a career in Cinematography. While in LA, he worked with John Bailey, ASC (DP: As Good as it Gets, Groundhog Day) and Michael Barrett (DP: Bobby, Goal, CSI: Las Vegas).

He photographed the short, ‘The Bravest, The Boldest’ (dir: Moon Molson) that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival 2014. This short has won 34 Awards and 27 Nominations at leading Short Film Festival Circuits in the USA and other parts of the world. Another Sundance entry was ‘Un Dia en la Vida’, that showcased at The Sundance Film Festival, 2005. It was produced by leading Indie film producer Effie T. Brown. Other festival shorts include ‘Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan’ by Tina Mabry, ‘On the Low’ and ‘This Woman’s Work’.

Since his return to India in late 2004, he has shot 6 Bollywood feature films – Taxi No. 9211, Anwar, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Game, Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola and Manto. He has shot over 350 commercials, including some Cannes winning commercials with directors like Abhinay Deo (RDP India) and Prakash Varma (Nirvana Films).

He currently lives in Mumbai and continues to pursue his craft with a passion.


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